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The Future of Professional Learning

Introducing Professional Learning Fellowships at OISE CPL

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Advance your Career in Continuing Education

Embrace the potential of continuing education in your higher ed organization

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In a rapidly changing society, a learning mindset is the way forward. Those who teach, guide and educate are needed more than ever - to engage and empower others to create environments where learning thrives.

As the continuing and professional learning division of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto – Canada’s leading centre for graduate studies in education – we offer a wide range of courses, programs and workshops, taught by leaders in their fields. 

Explore all we have to offer – and find out how to transform your career, be an agent of change, and make a real difference in the world. 

Our Programs

Reach your career and organization goals with our certificates, courses and workshops.
Internationally Educated Teacher PracticumA 20-day orientation to schools for registered teacher candidates.
First Nations Schools Principals' CourseLeadership skills for principals, vice-principals and education administrators working in Band-operated schools.
OISE Certificate in International Education for IBThe OISE Certificate in International Education will qualify you for the IB Diploma Programme.
Education Leaders ProgramFor education leaders in the Primary, Secondary, and College sectors, the Education Leaders Program has been designed and accredited as OISE CPL’s Principal’s Qualification Program. (PQP)
Programming for Environmental EducationA three-course series to develop teaching, learning and leadership skills.
Programming for Young ChildrenProfessional development for early childhood educators working in Kindergarten classes.
OISE TEFL CertificationBecome qualified to teach English abroad with our online self-paced certificate.
Teaching in Ontario's Catholic SchoolsA prerequisite course for teacher candidates applying to Catholic school boards.
ABQ - Primary & JuniorQualify to teach at the Primary (Grades K-3) or Junior (Grades 4-6) level.
ABQ - IntermediateExpand your knowledge base with a new teachable subject for Grades 7 to 10.
ABQ - SeniorDevelop meaningful and engaging subject-based curriculum for Grades 11 and 12.
One-Session Additional QualificationsComplementary Education qualifications for qualified Ontario teachers.
Three-Session Additional QualificationsBuild up to Specialist skills, knowledge and leadership within a discipline or division.
Honour SpecialistCurriculum leadership for teachers with a strong knowledge base in a specific subject.
Principal's Qualification Program
Technological EducationBridge the gap between practical field work experience and classroom delivery.
Proficiency TestingA prerequisite for AQ courses in French, Mathematics or International Language.
Continuing Education: Enabling Lifelong LearningA five-course program for Continuing Education professionals.
Serving Students in Higher EducationA three-course certificate program for new and aspiring post-secondary professionals.
Workplace Communication Skills for Educators
Fundamentals of Lifelong Learning Program
Adult Learning and DevelopmentResearch-informed, impactful learning solutions for today’s diverse workplace.
Brief CoachingEffective coaching strategies for advancing the capability of teams and leaders.
Learning Experience DesignStay ahead of the curve with digital learning design that engages and inspires.
Orientation to Human ServicesFoundational skills for new and early career Human Services professionals.
Grief EducationCreating inclusive spaces and learning environments for grief support for a diversity of responses to loss.
Cognitive Behaviour TherapyCurrent theory and effective interventions of the most widely practiced form of therapy.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy & CounsellingBuilding effective strength-based solutions to client problems with positive psychology.
Education Leaders: Nurturing Sustainable LeadershipBuild your capacity as an innovative and effective education leader with a self-designated project aligned to your own professional interests and context.
Professional Learning FellowshipDevelop actionable solutions to your workplace challenges while honing essential leadership skills under the guidance and support of our expert professional community.
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Our Customized

Our custom programs and services are designed with your organization’s needs and context in mind, to help you achieve the goals you've identified.

Leveraging over a century of innovation and advancement in education, human development and professional practice at OISE, our custom programs and services draw on extensive research and best practices to create tailored professional learning solutions all over the world.

We’d be delighted to show you how we can help you meet your objectives.

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Learn About Us

At OISE CPL, we believe learning doesn’t only happen in a classroom. In sharing knowledge, engaging learners and motivating change, we are all educators.

We develop and deliver professional development programming for educators across Canada and around the world. With a roster of leading practitioners as facilitators, we harness current knowledge and best practices in our always-evolving slate of courses, programs and workshops.

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